Welcome to the Consumers’ Association, a national level non-profit organization (NGO) dedicated to protecting the interest of consumers in all walks of life. As a consumer, it is really important to understand your rights. If you understand your rights, then you will feel more confident to stand up for yourself when things go wrong. Unless you are very familiar with the law, you may be easily confused by terms like 'statutory right' or 'express warranty' or 'guarantee'. In our experience, it is not just consumers who may be confused by words like these, but also retailers, service providers and manufacturers too.
Ours is a registered organization (NGO) with its registered office at Palakkad and is unique and different with its selfless service. It is recognized locally (9 State Awards, Govt. of Kerala),nationally (2 National awards,Govt. of India) and internationally (the UN Special Consultative Status & UNCTAD regd. NGO) for its exceptional performance towards the civil society. We support programs for sustainable & economic development, food security, consumer protection, emergency aid, rehabilitation, health care and preservation of the environment.
An NGO functioning for the last 24 years with the United Nations special consultative status and UNCTAD, Geneva accreditation status,member of the CCPC(Govt. of India), CAG member of TRAI(Govt. of India), BIS(Govt. of India), registered NGO on the state Food Advisory Council (Govt. of Kerala) and an affiliate membership withConsumers International since 2010.
The buzz of an incredibly diverse range of public interest and citizens' issues at Consumers Association makes it a rich learning experience for young students of +2, Degree and PG / Equellant . We are delighted that dozens of students have found the experience enriching in terms of adding valuable work experience and an opportunity for personal, all-round growth. Interns at Consumers Association get a first-hand opportunity to learn from senior experts on diverse issues…
Write to us, if you wish to intern at Consumers Association ;it will be on the following terms.
1. Profile: You have to be fluent in English and must be a concerned citizen with some interest in the betterment of society. We can take only two interns at a time for periods of five weeks each. Internships are now available only from April 25th to May 31st & 1st December 5 th January .
Apply in advance, come in for an interview; if selected you can block your internship slot in advance.
2. Work: Our interns have worked at research that led to cover stories, memoranda to the government, attended press conferences, interviewed senior executives in industry, wrote byline articles, got an opportunity listen to a series of talks and discussions on a wide range of public interest issues and also learnt organizational skills including preparing for and managing events.
3. Period: Minimum period of internship is 5 weeks. Work certificates will only be provided to those who complete a minimum of 4 weeks of regular attendance.
4. Timing: Minimum half day between 3.30 to 7.30 pm (Monday-Friday), but we do not want clock-watchers
5. Stipend: We are not in a position to pay stipend. Because we are an NGO serving 100% free of cost.
6. Contact Us: Email firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
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